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Open Day on Saturday 20 June

Our Open Day for 11+ admissions in 2016 takes place on Saturday 20 June. All Year 4/5 boys and their parents are warmly invited. 

The event starts at 9am in the Assembly Hall, East Road (no.9 on the School map) and visitors will be taken on individual tours throughout the morning, with the last tour leaving at about 12.15.  The Open Day finishes at 1pm.  

You will have the chance to meet pupils and staff, find out about our extra curricular opportunities, pastoral care and SEN provision, and visit a wide range of classrooms to experience what it is like to be a pupil at LRGS. It promises to be a lively and interactive morning, with refreshments provided. 

The Headmaster will give a short presentation in the Assembly Hall at 10, 11 and 12 o'clock.

See the Open Day postcard for more details. If you have any queries about the Open Day or 11+ Admissions, please contact our Admissions Officer

Parking on the Upper Courts, off Quernmore Road, will be signposted on the day. Please use the School car park where possible. On-street parking is available near the School but we politely ask you to park with respect for our neighbours.

Application process for 2016

Before applying, please read our Admissions Booklet 2016. Please also see 11+ FAQs.

Please note, there are two application forms that must be completed:

LRGS Application Form

The LRGS Application Form must be filled out online - click here to apply.  Deadline for LRGS applications: 14 September 2015.

LEA Common Application Form

The LEA Common Application Form should be completed and returned to your son's primary school.  This form is not available from LRGS; it will distributed by your primary school or your home LEA (ie Lancashire if you live in Lancashire, Cumbria if you live in Cumbria, and so on), usually in September of Year 6.

The online LEA application form can be accessed via this new link.  

Entrance tests

To obtain sample papers, please contact GL Assessment.  

11+ entrance tests take place at LRGS on Saturday 26 September 2015, for 2016 entry. There are three tests: Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English. The results of the 11+ entrance tests are sent to arrive with parents in early October.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Governors welcome applications to the school from the parents of boys who will be age 11 years on entry.  Applications will also be accepted and considered for admission to the First Form from parents of boys age under 11 years on 31 August in the year of transfer. However, the Governors will require evidence of exceptional academic ability, together with adequate social and physical development to enable such boys to benefit from accelerated entry.

Priority is given to the sons of parents living within the boundaries of the Administrative City of Lancaster (see catchment area map) and all those from this area who reach the qualifying standards are offered places. The remaining dayboy places (out of 120 total) are then allocated to qualifiers from outside this area: where there are more qualifiers than residual places a further selection is needed.

Travel and transport

Transport information is currently being updated and will be added shortly. There are also directions by car on the Contact page of the website.  Please get in touch if you require further information.

Contact the Admissions Officer

Mrs E Simmill
Admissions Officer
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
East Road
Tel: 01524 580629
Fax: 01524 847947

12+ 13+ 14+ applicants

For those wishing to join the school at Year 8, 9 or 10, day or boarding, there is an entrance exam in February. Please contact the Admissions Officer for more information.

Boarding applicants

We are a state boarding school, with most boarders joining the school at 11+. Boarding applicants should fill in the same application form and ideally, attend the entrance test in September.  However, there is an another opportunity for boarders to be examined in February, if they are late entrants.  Please see our boarding pages for further information.

Overseas applicants

All overseas applicants must hold a current British or EU passport or have right of residency in the UK. 

Overseas entrants must have a UK-based guardian, usually a relative or friend of the family. There are also guardianship agencies, one of which has a local representative: White House Guardianships, tel: 0044 – 1202 521 100.

Pupils should be fluent in English as the school has no facilities for teaching English as a second language.

If you plan to visit us, you will find full details of a range of accommodation on the Tourist Office’s website. There is a direct, hourly train service from Manchester Airport to Lancaster Station. Further directions to the school are available here.